Chapter Learning Objectives:
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5.1 Theories of Self-Development

Understand the difference between psychological and sociological theories of self-development
Explain the process of moral development

5.2 Why Socialization Matters

Understand the importance of socialization both for individuals and society
Explain the nature versus nurture debate

5.3 Agents of Socialization

Learn the roles of families and peer groups in socialization
Understand how we are socialized through formal institutions like schools, workplaces, and the government

5.4 Socialization Across the Life Course

Explain how socialization occurs and recurs throughout life
Understand how people are socialized into new roles at age-related transition points
Describe when and how resocialization occurs

For this week, you should review each section in the chapter reading and complete your chapter recap assignment and/or discussion board. You should also review all supplemental readings and/or videos that are provided for you in the module. Please remember that your responses for the chapter recap assignment should be approximately 5 to 7 sentences in length per question set (not individual questions). You should only upload word or pdf files (please DO NOT upload .pages files). Additionally, your discussion board responses are due on Friday (initial response to the discussion prompt) and Sunday (respond to at least TWO of your classmates posts). Your posts should also be approximately 5 to 7 sentences in length per question set (not individual questions). Please let me know if you have any questions concerns about the assignments. 
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Socialization and Interaction
These phenomena are instrumental in shaping people as individuals.

The analysis of these issues is the most basic unit of sociological analysis.

Sociologists are interested in the micro-macro continuum.


Socialization is the process through which people are taught to be proficient members of a society.

What does socialization facilitate:

Understand social norms and expectations
Cultural and ethnic beliefs and social values
Not socializing, but the process that occurs through socializing

It almost always involves a process of interaction as those with knowledge and experience teach those with a need to acquire that knowledge.
Socialization starts in childhood (when children develop a self) and continues over the life span (as adults learn how to function within a changing society).

It illustrates how completely intertwined human beings and their social worlds are.
Through the teaching of culture to new members, society perpetuates itself. (material and non-material culture)
Social interaction provides the means via which we gradually become able to see ourselves through the eyes of others, learning who we are and how we fit into the world around us.

THE CONTEXT OF SOCIALIZATION: Socialization occurs within biological, psychological, and social contexts. Each of these offers possibilities and limitations that may influence socialization.

***The Biological Context
Biological features are regularly suggested as sources of human behavior. Sociobiologists  suggest that some human capacities may be “wired into” our biological makeup. For example, even newborn babies seem to strive for maximum social interaction. They move their heads back and forth in burrowing or “rooting” motions looking for milk; they have powerful, grasping fingers that cling tightly to other human fingers or bodies; and they move so as to maximize body contact with their caregivers. These facts suggest that infants are born wanting human contact.
Sociobiologists argue that traits which aid survival and reproduction (like learning not to eat things that induce vomiting) will survive, whereas others (like unusual whiteness in certain animals, which makes them easier prey) will tend to die out. Although this evidence suggests that biological factors clearly play a role in development, it does not show that all human behavior is biologically determined. Biology sets the stage, on which a very broad range of human behavior occurs. Most or all of the important differences between societies are due to social rather than biological factors.

As educators have become more aware of children with “learning disabilities,” they have begun to wonder if some conditions, such as those labeled “dyslexia” (that is, the inability to grasp the meaning of something one reads) are due to the incomplete development of certain

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